Workspace wonders – part 1

To date, I have spent most of my working life in offices that resemble this one…

…looking like this…

…and wanting to scratch my eyes out due to the uggers colours, drab furnishings and over-exuberant use of disgusting carpet.

The idea of having an office space that makes you actually want to spend time there was an extremely alien concept to me, but one which I have now embraced wholeheartedly.  I was totally inspired by the office makeover that the Lonny team featured of their own workspace a while back – LOVE the distressed painted brickwork, quirky furnishings and oversize photos:

Anyway, so I thought I’d take a gander at some uber-stylish office spaces today – what do you think?

Neutral and nice, love the spacious feel and calming atmosphere of these first two:

GORGEOUS sheers:

Alot of these spaces seem to feature zebra hide rugs, which of course I hate…

Add some brights to keep energy levels up:

Or a contrasting graphic wallpaper does the trick too!

Do you see the size of this desk?!  Even I would struggle to cover it with mess…

This upholstered office chair is killing me!

As is this insane inspiration board:

And whether you have a huge space at your disposal…

…or hardly any space at all (these renovated wardrobes are g.e.n.i.u.s!)…

…these go to show you can make it work.

(credits: Achica Living, Apartment Therapy, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Pinterest, Bright Bazaar)


Make sure you stop by for part 2 tomorrow!


  1. Sarah says:

    Elly – I have noticed the sheer curtains in one of the pics above – my question is not about sheer curtains for an office but we need some new ones for a ground floor bedroom that looks out on the road and the ones there at the moment are probably about 40 years old and slightly grey…..nice. We have full curtains as well for the night time but I want some sheer ones for during the day. Can you recommend somewhere to order them from/any good styles that you have come across? I would like an off white set ideally with a background pattern if at all possible.

    Thank you!

  2. annie says:

    Ooh I spy my parsons desk! You obviously had very glam jobs, I’ve never had a cubicle, mine have always been in open plan and if I’ve been really lucky, a divider…

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